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Sam Allardyce has raved about reported West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur target Sam Johnstone in Sport Bible.

The former Newcastle United and West Ham manager is a big fan of  West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper, who has been linked with Spurs and the Hammers.

The Sun reported in October that Spurs, West Ham and Southampton all want to sign the England international goalkeeper.

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The 28-year-old is out of contract at Championship club West Brom at the end of the season.

‘Big Sam’ made the comments about Johnstone while discussing the players he would sign for Newcastle on Football Manager.

The Englishman was told that he would get a transfer kitty of £200 million to spend on Newcastle on the latest edition of Football Manager. 

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What Sam Allardyce has said

Allardyce told Sport Bible: “I wouldn’t hesitate with this pick. Earlier I spoke about the core of the team, and what your budget needs to focus on. There’s nothing better than giving your team the massive boost with a top-quality goalkeeper for next to nothing. This guy is going to be extremely cheap.

“He’s in the England set-up now too, and his contract is running out as well. Imagine pulling a goalkeeper like that. If the gaming gaffers are listening to this, look out for Sam if he’s going cheap. He has shown his full potential in the past couple of years. He is a quality goalkeeper.

“I’ve worked with Jordan Pickford and he would be an option but he would cost more. Johnstone is right up there.”

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West Bromwich Albion exit inevitable

In our view, Johnstone looks certain to leave West Brom.

West Ham and Spurs are massive clubs who would be very tempting to Johnstone.

Now, of course, the Baggies could get promoted to the Premier League at the end of the season.

But Johnstone has been fighting relegation and winning promotion (or trying to), and we think that he is ready for something more.

No new deal has been signed yet, and we do not think that any new contract will be sorted between the player and West Brom.

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